Rebecca Ingram is a Ph.D. candidate in the Nautical Archaeology Program, Department of Anthropology, at Texas A&M University. She has been participating in archaeological research on ships and shipwrecks in Turkey since 2001 under the guidance of Dr. Cemal Pulak. She spent six seasons assisting in the documentation of the Ottoman imperial galley, Kadırga, and other imperial ships in the Istanbul Naval Museum, as well as four seasons researching artifacts from the Late Bronze Age shipwreck at Uluburun, housed in the Museum of Underwater Archaeology in Bodrum, Turkey. Her study of the faience and glass beads from the Uluburun shipwreck formed the basis of her M.A. thesis in 2005.
Between 2005 and 2008, Rebecca worked year-round with the INA team at the Theodosian Harbor excavations at Yenikapı in Istanbul, participating in the documentation and dismantling of eight Byzantine-period ships. Her dissertation research focuses on the analysis and reconstruction of shipwreck YK11, a seventh-century merchantman found at the site.